All you people out there with acne-prone skin know the struggle of finding the right balance of moisture for your skin and if you wash it too much, it gets all dry (oops!). Most acne-products out there in the market are chemical-based and are hard on your skin. You need solutions that are natural and pure, gentle on your skin as well as on the environment.
Experts recommend that for acne-prone skin, the most important thing is to remove the excess of oil without drying the skin out. It is also important to prevent the development of any sort of infection and ensure the skin is well hydrated.
Understanding all these challenges, we have personally curated a list of the best essential oils for acne-prone skin, here we go:
We have all heard about this one. Tea tree oil is one of the best oils for acne-prone skin. It is a multipurpose product that gives natural healing and protection. Steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of tea tree is one of the most effective treatments for acne, blemishes, and pimples without drying the skin. In fact, one study with 124 participants found tea tree oil to be just as effective in treating acne as benzoyl peroxide, noting those treated with tea tree experienced “fewer side effects.
Another popular essential oil for acne is Grapefruit essential oil. This citrusy essential oil is steam distilled and sourced all the way from Italy. Be it your skin or your mood, it can instantly brighten both of them, leaving a glow on your face and heart. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is also rich in Vitamin C. It is great for those who face blemishes and have started to notice the first signs of aging.
Steam distilled rosemary oil is sourced from France, rosemary essential oil is not just great for seasoning but known for warming/cooling sensation, is reputed to be beneficial for relieving inflammation. In ancient Greece, it was used to strengthen memory and its oil is known to increase brain function. It is an excellent hair regrowth remedy. It also repels certain bugs and helps relieve muscular pain.